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Title
"Mt. Lassen", Chris Siemer
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Publication Information
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
This is a photograph of a painting by Chris Siemer titled "Mt. Lassen". It depicts Lassen Peak, also known as Mt. Lassen, which is the southernmost active volcano in the Cascade Range. Lassen rises 2,000 feet above the surrounding terrain and has a volume of a half a cubic mile, making it one of the largest lava domes on Earth. This painting was possibly one of many that Siemer created for display by the L.A. Chamber of Commerce. Muralist, painter Christian Siemer (1874-1940) was born in New Zealand and settled in Los Angeles in 1906 at the age of 32. He was soon commissioned by the Chamber of Commerce to paint a series of mural-size canvases to promote the area. A master of color and composition, architecture was often included in his paintings. Siemer resided and was active in Los Angeles until his death on February 6, 1940.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00069198
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
N-002-412.3 5x7; Art.
CARL0000073187
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/110609
Subject
Mountains--California, Southern
Volcanoes--California
Paintings
Art
Siemer, Chris
Lassen Peak (Calif.)--Art

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